U.S. Auto Battery Shipments Fell in September: Summary

Replacement automobile battery shipments fell in September, according to the Battery Council International.

Shipments of replacement vehicle batteries fell to 8.94 million units, while original-equipment battery shipments rose to 1.346 million units from the same period last year.

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                     Sept.    Aug.   July   June    May  April  March  Sept.
                      2011    2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2010
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                      ------------------Total Shipments------------------
Replacement          8,941   8,870  8,181  8,955  8,477  8,012  9,270  9,291
Original-Equipment   1,346   1,386    958  1,353  1,290  1,237  1,584  1,208
                      --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Replacement          -3.8%   -5.2%  -4.4%   4.3%   1.1%  -4.9%   8.2%    n/a
Original-Equipment   11.4%   12.9%   3.2%   7.8%   7.6%   2.9%  19.4%    n/a
                      --------------------MoM% Change--------------------
Replacement           0.8%    8.4%  -8.6%   5.6%   5.8% -13.6%   9.0%    n/a
Original-Equipment   -2.9%   44.6% -29.2%   4.9%   4.3% -21.9%  22.9%    n/a
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Note: Data in thousands of units.

Source: Battery Council International

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